Things are just getting cold up here so I'm now switched out of my rainwear and splash suits and am packrafting with dry suits again. Alpacka sent one to us for review, and I had the chance to use it on the Grande Ronde this weekend.
The suit is very comfortable to wear. I haven't taken a swim with it yet, but waded up to my chest and everything seemed ok with no leakage in any of the cuffs or at the split zip.
Air temps were 40-55, water temp was mid 40s, and it rained a lot. In heavy rain I wore a hooded anorak over the top to keep my head warm, but a fleece hat and wide brimmed hat could accomplish the same. The dry suit doesn't have a hood and I'm not sure how I feel about it yet; my favorite splash jackets have hoods. I wore two layers of long underwear (Patagonia silk weight + Cap 4) on both top and bottom and stayed warm-ish enough when I got wet in rain and rapids. The suit breathes well, and I never felt clammy.
I'll have an introductory (SpotLite) review published here in a few weeks, and a full review in the spring. My only concern at this point is of course durability - it's a very light suit - but I'm really pleased with the design so far.
Here's a screen grab from my bow cam :)